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(Note: There is a new breakfast thread at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/851948 )

What did you have for breakfast today? I'll start: a piece of homemade bread, toasted, with butter, andsome strawberries.

Your turn!

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  1. i had 2 eggs scrambled with a "taco style" cheese sprinkled in, 5 strawberries, OJ and coffee.

    1. Coffee, OJ and a Cookies n' Cream Pop Tart.

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      1. re: Perilagu Khan

        Love brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts. Glad to see someone else enjoys a nice tart now and then.

        1. re: sunangelmb

          I enjoy tarts in various manifestations.

      2. Smoked salmon on Ryvita spread with cream cheese and topped with sliced scallion,

        1. Plain yogurt with honey, sliced bananas and Maple Pecan granola (Trader Joe's).
          Oh, and about a pot of coffee. I was pretty tired.

          1. coffee, of course. then about an hour later, cottage cheese mixed with freshly ground flax, chia, organic crunchy almond butter & a few drops of stevia.

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            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              Mmmmm, nut butter and cottage cheese. I'll have to try that. I had cereal w lf milk topped w fresh fruit salad. My grano;a is cooking on the oven right nowl

              1. re: shaebones

                try pistachio butter with tart cherry preserves. or almond with fig butter (or fresh figs). or PB with sriracha. or PB with cinnamon and honey. or cashew butter with mango butter. or PB with pumpkin butter. or Sunbutter with banana...

                just please don't hate me when you become an addict :)

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  All good. I make my own nut butter too from a huge variety of nuts. I mix it w my granola to make it super crunchy. An amazing combo

            2. 1/2 grapefruit, glass of Pepsi and a couple of cups of coffee (yes, I need both hot and cold caffeine to get going).

              1. One banana but in my defense lunch is at 10:45.

                1. Coffe, a handful of raw almonds, a Granny Smith apple and a few slices of Dubliner cheddar cheese.

                    1. Latte and a cigarette; I rarely eat breakfast.

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                      1. re: escondido123

                        This was the breakfast of my 20s. Truth be told, I still kind of miss it.

                        1. re: LeoLioness

                          That's why I started having it again...only 5 a day.

                          1. re: LeoLioness

                            Me too, LeoLioness. Ahhhh, those were the days.

                          2. re: escondido123

                            That was my breakfast in Paris when I spent my junior year there in the early 80s. Cafe au lait and a Marlboro Lite. Although I hate the thought of smoking today, I can still imagine that first cig and caffeine rush.

                          3. Fage 0% greek yogurt w/some sweetner and fresh blackberries.

                            and a single serving size bag of cool ranch Doritos on the bus. (sorry)

                            1. Edamame with cherry tomatoes and hot sauce. And a protein muffin.

                              1. Most mornings we have toasted sourdough bread or croissants, melon, fresh juice from the juicer (OJ, grapefruit combo with some frozen strawberries or blueberries tossed in) and French press coffee for my trophy wife, Nespresso espresso for me.
                                A couple of times a week I'll add eggs to the breakfast.
                                Add Armenian string cheese if we have any.

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                                1. re: Motosport

                                  My dd loves Armenian string cheese. She eats it for snack - hadn't though of in the AM. She won't eat breakfast (makes her nauseous), but eats mid-morning snack. I'll have to include that for some protein.

                                2. Woke up super hung over so I had three pieces of KFC fried chicken with leftover pot stickers.

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                                  1. Bag of Beef Jerky from Walmart, had a four hour drive to make starting at 5

                                    1. My refried beans with Bufalo Picante and cotija sprinked on top. Had it again for lunch!!

                                      1. Fage 2% greek yoghurt with a packet of Trader Joe's O My Omega Trek Mix and a tablespoon of honey. And two big cups of coffee with cream.

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                                        1. re: electricfish

                                          One fried egg with sauteed onions, over a bed of wilted spinach, drizzled with balsamic vinegar. And two big cups of coffee with cream.

                                          1. re: electricfish

                                            That sounds delicious! Especially the balsamic drizzle over the eggs!!

                                          1. After coffee I had a smoothie with home cultured kefir. Food isn't appetizing for me in the morning.

                                            1. 6 water crackers with imitation seafood salad and a cup of tea. Not my norm, but I just got out of the hospital last night and haven't had solid food since Sunday and had to push the protien, but couldn't have dairy with my meds.

                                              What I really wanted>>>>a large coffee, back and strong, a toasted sesame loaf from Arthur Ave with fresh butter and cheese. Not this week.

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                                              1. re: bagelman01

                                                well then, glad to hear you're back home, bagelman. wishing you a speedy recovery!

                                              2. A banana with peanut butter eaten at my desk at work around 8:30. Black coffee from Thermos sipped throughout the morning. The jar of Skippy lives in my desk.

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                                                  1. re: gaffk

                                                    That thread was the very next one I opened after posting about breakfast. I considered printing a retraction and getting rid if the jar. Thankfully I have my own office and though the door doesn't get locked I don't get a lot of traffic going by. Blech, that's some thread.

                                                1. Homemade wholegrain bread, toasted, with peanut butter and cinnamon, a handful of grape tomatoes, and a can of diet coke.

                                                  1. Muesli, orange juice (topped up with tap water), coffee.

                                                    Todays was like most days.

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                                                    1. re: Harters

                                                      Do you make your Meusli, Harters?

                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                        Absolutely not!

                                                        Life's too short......

                                                        Supermarket bought - and, in fact, from their cheap and nasty "basics" range (which ihas more oats and the like and less tasty stuff) - but it's the only one that comes in at under the 10g sugars that my diabetic health care nurse advises.

                                                    2. A wild blueberry and mango smoothie. I make 'em thick enough to be soft serve ice cream.

                                                      1. Fage plain nonfat Greek yogurt mixed with Kashi go lean cereal, strawberries and melon. Doesn't look pretty but I like the way it tastes, and it gives me the protein and fiber wallop I need to start the day. My alternate weekday breakfast = two hard-boiled eggs, a piece of whole grain toast and fruit of some sort.

                                                        1. Homemade yogurt, granola, and strawberries, with a big cup of coffee.

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                                                          1. re: firecooked

                                                            One slice of whole wheat toast with unsalted butter. Navel orange. Jasmine tea.

                                                            1. re: SteveRB

                                                              Homemade sourdough whole wheat and fruit bread with a red Anjou pear and one slice of light Jarlsberg with tea.

                                                          2. A bowl of Quaker granola/almond/raisin cereal with 2% milk, and a large coffee with half+half and sugar.

                                                            1. Chikfila chicken sandwich and a beef tongue taco... with a side of freshmarkets chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels

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                                                              1. re: mattstolz

                                                                ah, to be a young 20-something bodybuilder! ;)

                                                                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                  :) tomorrow is back to oatmeal with protein powder stirred in

                                                                2. re: mattstolz

                                                                  Heh heh. Is Chickfila now selling tongue tacos?

                                                                3. An egg white, avocado, and cotija taco with both a wasabi like salsa and a roasted tomato salsa and a nonfat latte at Royal Blue in Austin. Pretty sure the taco was from Tacodeli.

                                                                  1. Sausage and egg crossanwich from Burger King and a caramel frappe since I had a 1.5 hr drive for work this morning.

                                                                    1. I had a whole-wheat English muffin with peanut butter and sliced bananas, a whole lot of coffee, and some juice. Was hungry an hour later and had a patty of country sausage topped off w/ a fried egg (medium, of course), a can of Pepsi and a piece of buttered toast. That did me till lunch.

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                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                        You've got a healthy appetite, mama.

                                                                      2. A banana and some Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds.

                                                                        1. Coffee and three dark chocolate-covered almonds at 6AM.. Then, three hours later, some left over salmon banh mi. Then more coffee.

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                                                                          1. re: Glencora

                                                                            Three almonds, eh? I like the specificity.

                                                                            1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                              I used to have 5 a day, but I've cut back. :)

                                                                            2. A very strong cup of tea with milk and a cigarette. No food on an empty stomach! About 10 a.m. (my tum wakes up about three hours after the rest of me) a half of a sandwich -- WW bread, Laura Scudder Crunchy PB, and thick slices of Claussen Kosher Dill.

                                                                              1. sesame seed bagel breakfast sausage sandwich & coffee.

                                                                                1. Whole wheat English muffin with a frizzled egg. Fruit and chia smoothie. Black tea.

                                                                                  1. im staying at a hotel so i had an "un-inspiring" stuffed french toast from the hotels resturant. It was basically two thin slices of french toast on top of each other with some sort of strawberry filling in between them. ick.

                                                                                    1. A grilled turkey and cheese sandwich. And my nutrition shake - stupid medical requirements. Chugged the shake and savored the sandwich.

                                                                                      1. (nearly stale) leftover baguette with butter and peanut butter and water (will get coffee or tea at the office).

                                                                                        1. I had a bagel with Nova lox sliced red onion ans cream cheese and lotsa capers.

                                                                                          1. a cappuccino, some sweet cornbread with homemade strawberry jam, and a couple Camels lol

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                                                                                            1. re: Novelli

                                                                                              Where do you find Camels, and how do you prepare them? This takes game meat to a whole new level!

                                                                                              1. re: riversuzyq

                                                                                                Nuttin' quite like a little hump fat first thing in the morn.

                                                                                                1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                  I think I'd rather have a fat 'hump'....errrrrrrrr...first thing in the morning, but that'll do for now!

                                                                                                2. re: riversuzyq

                                                                                                  Cook eggs. Stuff eggs into fish. Cook the fish. Stuff the fish into cooked chickens. Stuff the cooked chickens into roasted sheep. Stuff the roasted sheep carcass into a whole camel . . . now cook to taste....VUALA!

                                                                                              2. Crispbread with Branston pickle and cheese, followed by 3 cups of coffee. Like others here, I don't really get my eating started until after noon.

                                                                                                1. Breakfast burrito!! Lg. wheat tortilla, scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, cubed potatoes, chorizo, salsa, crema, and cotija. Lg. o.j. over crushed ice.

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                                                                                                  1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                    You mean you couldn't cram anything more than that into your 'rito?

                                                                                                    1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                      Well, I'll clarify that no, I didn't shove the glass of oj into the burrito: )
                                                                                                      Nope, PK, so I started building upwards, what with the need for a spot more crema and some salsa verde that was lurking stealthily at the back of the fridge, just waiting for a covert opportunity to spoil.

                                                                                                  2. Pork dumplings, steamed over kale. Coffee and orange peach mango juice.

                                                                                                    1. Two cigarettes, a toke, and about a quarter of a leftover beer.

                                                                                                      1. Smoothie made with homemade almond milk with vanilla bean, bananas, strawberries and collard greens.

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                                                                                                        1. re: Miss Needle

                                                                                                          I'll have to try that. I usually have one with almond milk, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, banana and spinach.

                                                                                                          1. re: dmjordan

                                                                                                            I generally don't eat peanuts at home but peanut and banana sounds like a good combo! One of my favorite smoothie combos is papaya, pineapple, banana, vanilla cashew milk and some sort of green

                                                                                                            My breakfast today was kind of boring -- a couple of slices of purity bread, olive oil and a soft-boiled egg

                                                                                                        2. A can of Mountain Dew and a handful of cheese crackers.

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                                                                                                            1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                              Right? :) Lunch was even better, a bowl of Cocoa Puffs. Maybe dinner will make up it.

                                                                                                          1. Coffee and Pepsi. Followed by a diner breakfast of 2 eggs scrambled, whole wheat toast with butter and a side of crispy bacon (my diner offers two bacon options: crispy and wimpy) with more coffee and ice water. (Had to fuel up as I was spending this beautiful spring day at the Morris Arboretum saying goodbye to the daffodils and hello to the azaleas and the fluffy little gosslings.)

                                                                                                            1. Coffee and apple slices with peanut butter.

                                                                                                              1. I had a large full-sour pickle... though it was a late breakfast because I had the day off.

                                                                                                                1. Yogurt and honey followed by too much coffee, which made my tummy rumble until lunch. :/

                                                                                                                  And thanks for starting a breakfast thread, Miri! :)

                                                                                                                  1. I made a steaming cup of Chai and couldn't decide what to eat with it, so I had a huge slice of the lemon meringue pie I made last night. Delicious!

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                                                                                                                    1. re: HighHeels

                                                                                                                      Now that's a perfect breakfast...meaning the pie not the Chai.

                                                                                                                    2. A Mexican Coke. (I'm not much of a breakfast-eater.)

                                                                                                                      1. I had a generous amount of lowfat cottage cheese with halved apricots and a handful of granola. I washed it down with blueberry pomegranete (however you spell that) juice cut half and half with club soda. I also had a large mug of coffee an hour or so later.

                                                                                                                        1. Organic eggs poached in milk seasoned with Lawry's seasoned salt and a touch of hot Hungarian paprika on buttered crispy toasted Thomas' English muffins with a ladle of poaching liquid over them and topped with butter poached Roma tomatoes with a big mug of espresso.

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                                                                                                                          1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                            Nothing. Didn't eat lunch, either. Fasted until dinner, when I made a new recipe - pizza with a cream cheese & egg crust. Quite good. 3 year old loved it.

                                                                                                                            I must be doing something right.. I'm below 220 lbs. for the first time in quite a while!

                                                                                                                            Tomorrow, though, I'll probably have some BBQ before noon.

                                                                                                                            1. re: MarlboroMan

                                                                                                                              Congrats on your progress! Let me know what time the BBQ is :)

                                                                                                                              1. re: MarlboroMan

                                                                                                                                It all depends, MM. If you're seven feet tall you might want to think about going the other direction. ;)

                                                                                                                              2. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                I'm a sucker for poached eggs. That sounds delicious.

                                                                                                                              3. A latte, then a spicy papaya salad with preserved crab and a chicken thigh with spicy dipping sauce.

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                                                                                                                                  1. croissant, some fruit salad, a coffee with 2%. Then 1/2 a blueberry bagel cuz I was still hungry and a bit hungover.

                                                                                                                                    then fish and chips for lunch

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: superizzy

                                                                                                                                      These hangovers seem to be contagious.

                                                                                                                                    2. Coffee and a five hour.

                                                                                                                                      1. English Muffin, light schmear of cream cheese, 1/4 of an avocado mashed into it, lightly salted, a slice of red onion, slice of tomato and one chopped leaf of lettuce. And about an eight cup pot of coffee....but I had breakfast at 1:30

                                                                                                                                        Day before I had a banana and coffee

                                                                                                                                        1. Our typical Saturday breakfast:

                                                                                                                                          homemade hashbrown potatoes, fried egg, strip of bacon, wheat toast, apple slices and coffee.

                                                                                                                                          1. Dark berry concoction of organic wild blueberries, raw cranberries and organic strawberries mixed with some Chobani plain yogurt and ground flaxseed, palmful of walnuts and cup of coffee. Noticed folks eating avocado at breakfast...that's one in my weekly rotation usually a half with a spoonful of salsa where the pit was and just eat it with a spoon out of the skin.

                                                                                                                                            1. Back in the day when I drove a taxi in Manhattan I'd stop @ Lin's Garden on Bayard St for "dinner" @ 3 AM before ending my shift. I still have fond memories of leftover Lin's Garden Chow Fun for breakfast.

                                                                                                                                              1. Green eggs and ham. My husband got creative with the food coloring. I love his creative side!

                                                                                                                                                1. Breakfast pizza today!

                                                                                                                                                  Homemade Honey wheat pizza dough (super thin through the pasta roller)
                                                                                                                                                  thin cut potato
                                                                                                                                                  TJ's Goats milk cheddar
                                                                                                                                                  onion, garlic, salt pepper

                                                                                                                                                  all with a couple eggs cracked over the top and broiled till bubbly and crispy! so good!

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                                                                                                                                                  1. re: mattstolz

                                                                                                                                                    Drooling...! Craving that now for tomorrow's breakfast!!

                                                                                                                                                  2. Leftover pizza that my very drunk roommate brought home last night. Actually not bad. Thin crust, wood burning oven, prociutto (I think) and mushrooms.

                                                                                                                                                    To bad for him he doesn't remember eating any of it - LOL.

                                                                                                                                                    1. Two fried eggs courtesy of a coworker's hens, a big glass of water (out of iced tea) and a handful of roasted pumpkin seeds. now i'm craving some sardines or smoked oysters.

                                                                                                                                                      1. One egg slightly beaten, poured into small skillet, covered with grated sharp Cheddar cheese, and quickly cooked into a mini-omelet which is then folded over twice and stuffed into a toasted 100% whole wheat English muffin, spread while hot with butter and a little Dijon mustard---then a couple of slices of bacon (which I had in refrig already cooked, just had to zap) added in. This makes a terrific breakfast sandwich.

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                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Querencia

                                                                                                                                                          sounds almost identical to my lunch! except i think i added a big slice-o-'mater

                                                                                                                                                        2. Banana pancakes with maple syrup

                                                                                                                                                          1. Woke up starving, and proceeded to snarf 3 eggs scrambled with veggie neufchatel cheese and some smoked salmon, add-ins courtesy of a completely overstuffed bagel that deconstructed beautifully for this purpose. Side of another "everything" bagel with butter and apricot preserves; strong coffee, and tomato juice. Bliss and sustenance for a day at the farmers' market.

                                                                                                                                                            1. oatmeal, chocolate peanut butter protein powder, cocoa, and ground coffee stirred right into it, topped with a good tablespoon (or three) of TJs valencia pb.

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                                                                                                                                                                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                  who woulda ever thought being OCD would come in handy so well?

                                                                                                                                                              1. Making right now a goat cheese and cherry tomt. frittata with hash browns, veggie sausages for me and DH has regular link sausage with a Pom/blueberry juice.

                                                                                                                                                                1. Biscochitos and hot carfee.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. scrambled w/cheese & frank's hot sauce wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla;strawberry, banana and yogurt smoothy, bluberry tea

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Sprouted chickpeas with evoo ,sea salt, o.j. and coffee. Later for lunch had 2 pieces ezekiel cinn-raisin toast w/ butter.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Wtg2Retire

                                                                                                                                                                          Haven't had Grapenuts in a while. Love that stuff!

                                                                                                                                                                        2. Pineapple Chobani 0% yogurt with two slices of buttered whole-grain toast, coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Gawd, y'all are so virtuous it makes me want to hack up a load o' guam!


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                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                              Sort of makes me wonder if all of the food lovers are avoiding this thread like the plague. Or lying? '-)

                                                                                                                                                                              To make your heart sing, for breakfast this morning I had huevos rancheros from scratch *except the tortillas), with refried beans (from scratch) and grilled avacado! DEEEElicious!

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                LIkely only people that eat something interesting.... are going to post on the thread -- and a lot of people just typically skip breakfast except for a coffee. A lot of times I don't eat anything special for breakfast, just what is available on my street (usually lazy in the morning) - so it would be Papaya Salad, or a Thai Stir Fry, or Yam Wun Sen (Glass Noodle Seafood Salad). Although I do like the Thai style breakfast a sort of Fish congee - which I will add Nam Prik ... fish sauce and chilies.... It is not on my street.

                                                                                                                                                                                When I lived in Toronto - if I had breakfast it would usually be a BLT bagel (butter - not mayo), when in London UK I would sometimes eat bacon on a bun with brown sauce (I do like brown sauce), in Costa Rica .... I absolutely loved the simple dish of black beans and rice (never made it though).

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: cacruden

                                                                                                                                                                                  Gallo pinto!! My favorite breakfast food!! I've tried to make it sooo many times, but I have't managed to get the flavors quite right

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: kubasd

                                                                                                                                                                                    what are the basic ingredients - it looks so simple but I figured it was not as simple as just black beans and rice so I never tried to make it (especially since I did not know the name :).... which means it has been 15 years since I have eaten it .... but remember it well.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: cacruden

                                                                                                                                                                                      From what I could understand, one of the keys is making it with leftover black beans and leftover rice from the previous days casados. Chop up white onion and red bell pepper (or green depending where in CR you are) and fry them in quite a bit of oil/lard. Add in cumin, coriander, stir til fragrant. Add in rice and black beans (with some of their liquid) and cook til all warm and incorporated. Serve with salsa lizano and hot chili sauce.

                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm not sure of the spices.... they most likely add some more. Also, salsa lizano might be added into the mixture as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Beyond that.... anyone who knows more... help, please! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                  My hero! That's truly the breakfast of champions.

                                                                                                                                                                                3. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                  if these are virtuous breakfasts, what exactly does an unvirtuous one look like??

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: mattstolz

                                                                                                                                                                                    Unvirtuous does not include organic meusli, nut cutlets, sprouted this and sprouted that, yogurt, fresh fruit and smoothies.

                                                                                                                                                                                    It does include bacon, sausage, eggs (preferably fried or scrambled), biscuits, gravy, burritos, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                    I think you get my drift!

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                      i guess ive noticed the "coffee and a cigarette" over the muesli mostly. plus 2/3 that ive posted in here so far have been chickfila and tacos, then breakfast pizza... so i might be biased haha

                                                                                                                                                                                4. Coffee - hot and dark as the weather dictated
                                                                                                                                                                                  Edamame with my spicy garlic-ginger dipping sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                  yummm :) kept me full til dinner at 6. (helped by my over sleeping til 11)

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                                                      I'll trade you some huevos rancheros for some dim sum! '-)

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Buckwheat crepes with a. strawberries b. raspberries c. Nutella d. Nutella and peanut butter. All had a dollop of whipped cream. For dessert we had rhubarb cake ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Large mug with 2 packs mexican hot cocoa, teaspoon of instant coffee and filtered water. Nuke for 3 min and pour into a travel mug as I walk out the door. We had early mass and no time for any real food.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Today I was hungry and forgot it was Monday (holiday for most street food vendors on my street) - went out to my street and ordered one of the first things I saw. Deep Fried Chicken with a spicy chili (Isan) sauce.... hesitated because I was disappointed and surprised.... they only had Chicken Breasts.... I guess all the good pieces of chicken were already bought :o I then turned the corner and walked a little.... should have waited.... but picked up a young coconut cracked open for drinking the coconut water....

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                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: cacruden

                                                                                                                                                                                            I would have held out for the dark meat, too. But fresh coconut water always hits the spot! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Yesterday and today, we had masa ebelskivers with coconut maple syrup. One batch of batter makes a lot of them, so it's nice that it keeps for a while in the fridge.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Good morning, all! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                                                                                                                              Oooh! Ooooh! Ooooh! Where's MINE...?????

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Do you have a recipe for the masa Æbleskivers? Or do you just substitute masa for AP flour? I have a recipe that calls for jam or cooked apples as a filling but I have yet to try out the pan I bought a while back.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hey, John!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Here's the recipe. This one is a no-filling one, and I subbed just about half with Maseca, which is a finer, more processed masa harina. What they call "instant" masa, I think. I just happened to use milk + lemon juice because I had no buttermilk on hand, but if you do, I'm sure buttermilk would work just great! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    MASA EBELSKIVERS W. COCONUT MAPLE SYRUP

                                                                                                                                                                                                    For the ebelskivers...

                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 2 eggs, separated into whites and yolks
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1 cup All Purpose flour
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 3/4 cups Maseca (or other instant corn masa mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 2 teaspoons baking powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1.5 Tablespoons sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - additional butter for frying
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1+2/3 Cups whole milk mixed with 1.5 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice (this curdle the milk a bit - not to worry)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

                                                                                                                                                                                                    For the Coconut Maple Syrup...

                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1.5 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
                                                                                                                                                                                                    - 1/4 Cup coconut cream (just the solids that rise to the top - not the milk, which is the solids and liquid mixed together)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1) Into a large mixing bowl, sift the AP flour, masa, baking powder, salt, and sugar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2) In a separate clean and completely dry glass or metal mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer on medium until the whites hold a stiff peak and set aside.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    3) Melt the butter and add to the flour mixture, along with the milk/lemon juice, and using the electric mixer, mix all the wet and dry pancake ingredients except the egg whites together until smooth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    4) Add the egg whites to the batter and gently fold them in until they're completely incorporated. Gently folding is really like stirring done slowly, one rotation at a time, with a sort of lifting motion at the end of each rotation that aerates the mixture and keeps it light and fluffy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    5) Set the batter aside while you make the syrup. I find that ebelskiver batter, as do most pancake and crepe batters, benefits from a little resting period.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    6) In a small saucepan, combine all syrup ingredients and bring to very slow and gentle boil over medium heat. Once it reaches that boil, let it continue boiling at that heat for 30 seconds or so, stirring gently to incorporate all ingredients and to ensure that the salt has melted. And that's it! Cut the heat and set it aside to drizzle over your ebelskivers when they're done.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    7) Put a tiny dollop (about a centimeter cubed) into each ebelskiver pan well and place the pan over medium heat. When the butter starts to bubble, add enough batter to come almost completely up the side of the well - this is about 2 Tablespoons.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    8) When the sides start to bubble and brown, flip each ebelskiver with a couple of skewers or chopsticks or spoon ends or whatever you have that functions that way. And try to remember to flip them in the order in which you filled them! (It's like playing that takoyaki making video game - can't remember the name of it at the moment...)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    9) When both sides are cooked to a lovely golden brown and the ebelskiver just momentarily gives to a gentle press with your finger, they are ready to turn out of the pan, drizzle or dip with/in syrup, and enjoy! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Would you please share your recipe for ebelskivers? Never have tried them, although I have one of those pans...are they hard to make??

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: cstout

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I asked the same question three weeks ago. The response is just a couple posts above this one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. steel cut oats, drizzled with some real maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon, topped with toasted pecans (yum!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Today's breakfast was a hand full of campari tomatoes diced up and tossed in a pan with some EVOO, hot Spanish pinmenton and a little salt to reduce a bit. Then poured in a good glug of EggBeaters and a handful of chopped parsley. Let it set for a bit then into the toaster oven on the upper level to brown and cook the top. Served on a tortilla. A tortilla on a tortilla

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: scubadoo97

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Diet Mountain Dew over ice and a homemade oatmeal raisin cookie. Eyeing the container of cookies and thinking I deserve another!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: scubadoo97

                                                                                                                                                                                                        That's not a tortilla on a tortilla, scubadoo. It's a new kind of quesadilla!

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                          "It's a new kind of quesadilla!" No cheese but darn tasty

                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: scubadoo97

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Those campari tomatoes are so sweet, and I like how you saute them before adding the egg in. What a great breakfast burrito!

                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Should have had my latte before going out for food because I was hungry and bought too much for breakfast. Ended up buying two things, one which I often walked past but never ordered:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          First dish was likely called Khao Naa Mu (I made a similar dish but with duck), it is "Steamed Rice with Pork". What you see in the container is rice, pork which was boiled in a soup broth to cook, kale and pickled cabbage from the soup. The little dishes to the side have additional condiments to flavour the dish as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          The second dish is "Gaeng Juad Wun Sen Moo Sub" which is basically glass noodle soup with soft tofu and pork.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I created my own all you can eat buffet....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: cacruden

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I always have breakfast envy when I see your posts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Breakfast for me was the last of the masa ebelskivers to be made of the batter left from the weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            For The Man, this rustic 2-egg omelette, cooked in bacon fat, and filled with tomato, shallot, spinach and arugula sauteed with rendered bacon, served on a bed of raw spinach and arugula, and topped with fresh tomatoes lightly seasoned with salt and pepper and drizzled with our specially nutty finishing olive oil.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Happy Tuesday, all! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Looks delicious, but I am more of a cheese and mushroom omelette type person (with other chopped veggies mixed in).

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I also like it served with a tomato chili relish (homemade)... made with the following ingredients...

                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 cups tomatoes
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 onions, diced
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 sweet red bell peppers, diced
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 celery stalk, diced
                                                                                                                                                                                                              hot red chilies, diced, to taste
                                                                                                                                                                                                              3/4 cup sugar
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 teaspoon ground cloves
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 teaspoon ground allspice
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 tablespoon salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 cup vinegar

                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Today I had a Spanish tortilla. No! Wait! It was a fritatata. ermmmm... No. It was a crustless quiche. Well, whatever it was, in an 8" skillet, I first sauteed some onions doused with kosher salt in a tsp of olive oil, when they were sweated, I added some chopped red bell pepper, some chopped zucchini, and some chopped tomatoes (wishing I had some eggplant too) and seasoned again, then covered the pan and let them condense slowly to a rich pulpy veggie bed. Then I spread a loose layer of grated cheddar and grated mozzarella. Poured in enough well shaken Egg Beaters to fill the pan about 3/4 full. Put the lid back on it, reduced the heat to a low simmer and let it do its thing for about 23 minutes when it was well set. Turned it out onto a plate, cut myself a big piece and toasted some Oroweat Oat Nut bread to go with it. It was really good! And I have half left for lunch or whenever. And now I need to add more tomatoes and some eggplant to my menu. I feel a ratatouille coming on! '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Funny that you mention ratatouille.... I have been craving it for the past couple days! I was reading your description of your "egg creation of Spanish inspiration with possible Italian influence" and thinking ratatouille. Then a friend of mine on Facebook posted that they were watching the movie "Ratatouille." That settles it... ratatouille for dinner tomorrow night. btw, your "egg creation" sounds delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Well that tortilla/frittata thingy sounds super tasty, specially with the cheeeeeese...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Today breakfast was....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stir Fried Kale and Pork with Chilies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fruit: Pineapple and Watermelon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. A prairie oyster w/a cheap cigar. The tobacco keeps me regular, and the gin keeps me from being too sober...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Like my grandpa said, "Being regular and a bit unsober is a damn good way to go through the day..."

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: deet13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "A prairie oyster w/a cheap cigar."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Haw haw! My late and much lamented ol' Uncle Clarence would approve.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: deet13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I had an uncle who used to feel sorry for teetotalers. He said that when they got up in the morning that was as good as they were going to feel all day and not have anything to look forward to ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Leftover Pad Thai, fried and topped with a medium fried egg, and a diet Pepsi over crushed ice, and two tylenol.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Diet cherry Pepsi over ice. And I ate the ice, too. Nothing else till about 1pm when I scrounged up half a carton of cottage cheese and a can of fruit cocktail. Maybe tomorrow I will do better.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Today, I had a whole wheat english muffin with a runny fried egg and white american cheese. I love to mop up the yolk that squirts out the back end when I take the first bite. I've learned to hold it from the side until the squirt happens, else I have to lick all the yolk off my hand before I can go any further.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OJ mixed half and half with water.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hot decaf black tea. ( I know, what's the point with no caffeine, you say. Imagine drinking several Red Bulls first thing in the morning. That's what one cup of regular tea or coffee does to me.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yesterday was oatmeal with currants, mixed golden raisins, sugar and almond milk. And OJ/water. DH made me a cup of Gunpowder tea. I ended up with the shakes an hour later.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This has been a very entertaining thread. It's so interesting to see all the different types of things that CHers have for breakfast. Other than lots and lots of coffee, there's not really a standard breakfast for all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Today, for breakfast, I had.... Are you ready for this? And I checked, and so far I am the ONLY one who has had this for breakfast on these boards... I had a BOWL OF RICE KRISPIES WITH A BANANA SLICED ON TOP....!!! Oh ye, of little imagination....!!!! '-)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rice crispies are way too expensive here, so it would end up being a bowl of bananas.... Or congee topped with bananas :p

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: cacruden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Poor baby! Where you live, who would even want Rice Krispies when you can just walk out your door and, for the price of Rice Krispies there, have what would be a royal exotic feast here? I've seen your upthread pictures of how you "make do." I'll trade you a box of Rice Krispies for a bowl of Gaeng Juad Wun Sen Moo Sub!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hey! A sweet congee topped with honey glazed fried bananas might be pretty darn good!. Report, please.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  There are times (not very often) that I have a craving for western food.... But luckily not that often. I did buy a jug of ocean spray cranberry cocktail once this year ... $10 and once for a small container of Ben and Jerry's $11.... But it is offset (and then some) by the cost of my Thai food .... I think if I were to buy cereal it would be Frosted Flakes....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: cacruden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    When I lived overseas the first time, my only western craving was for glazed donuts. It lasted at least two years, but once I got back to the States, I never even thought about them. The second time it was for a McDonald's original hamburger and didn't hit until a few weeks before we returned. First full day home I went to a McD's drive through and bought a bag of one dozen basic hamburgers -- the ones with the teensy weensy diced onions in them -- and went home and put them in the freezer. SECURITY BLANKET!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Today was just a slather of jiffy smooth peanut butter on half a toasted sesame bagel and most of a pot of strong coffee. Late night before so couldn't work up the energy to actually "make" something!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Yesterday I wasn't feeling well, so breakfast was eaten around lunch time. Avocado Mayo on a baguette with a thick slice of tomato and jalapeno cheddar. And coffee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Cappuccino, 1/2 papaya and poached egg w/ raisin toast & butter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. More Tylenol, a glass of milk, and a Snickers Bar.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Are you having a visit from your "special friend"? ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sounds more like a visit from the spirits . . . perfect hangover breakfast. Two days running now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Accompanied by a touch of Irish Flu, yes indeedy, Perilagu!! LOL!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. I made an extra veggie taco last night with 'crumbles' that are soy based veggie burger crumbled up that are so good and I gussy it up with fresh garlic and had that this morning with radishes, slices of avocado and lots of hot sauce..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Damn, who knew leftover tacos would be so good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Hot oatmeal made with old-fashioned oatmeal, wheat germ, oat bran, and sliced almonds; yougurt (greek mixed with peach Activia Fiber); banana. And energy drink:P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. The Man and I had a hotdog each with ketchup, brown mustard, relish, and some extra sulfur-y onions mellowed out in a 5 minute water bath.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            And coffee.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This would be the best breakfast on this thread....then you wrote ketchup. Ketchup should never be within five feet of a hot dog, haha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: jhopp217

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Definitely not a chicago style dog, but then that was not a chicago style dog (relish not florissant green, no wedge of dill pickle, no pickled sport pepper, no slices of tomato, no celery salt). Hmm, that was not a chicago style dog.....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: cacruden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I believe one of the most over-rated foods on this planet are Chicago style hotdogs ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Or ANY hot dog for that matter. Now I will be ceremoniously tossed from Chowhound.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You may not enjoy the occasional hotdog but I do. I just believe those that rave about 'Chicago hotdogs' are full of themselves and believe they and their hotdogs are better than others...there, that ought to get me ceremoniously tossed as well. (Even though I did not impugn anyone specifically).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No, Chicago Hot Dogs should be all the rage now because of the sad shape the economy is in. Get a cheap hot dog, then try to put as much free stuff on it as possible - and you have got your days rations :p

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Well, John E, I may be full of something, but I don't think I am full of myself because I love Chicago dogs! Individually, I love all the ingredients anyway, and together they make just the perfect dog for my tastes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have to admit, I have never, ever been a chili dog, or chili cheese dog lover because they are just too heavy for me. I like a good hot dog with mustard and relish, or sauerkraut and swiss, but the 'dragged through the garden' dog will always be my favorite.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I wonder if being a salad lover has anything to do with it?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh, and cacruden, you can't do a Chicago dog with a cheap hot dog! A Vienna or Hebrew National brand are all I've ever seen used. The flavor of those two brands is an important part of the dish. Just the thought of putting all those good veggies on a cheap hot dog just sounds icky. No thank you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I don't know if you're full of yourself or not. i do know that I was not referring to anyone specific. I was referring to a few television programs I have seen that focus on hotdogs. There was one such show on PBS a few years ago that I enjoyed except for the people on the program that were 'full of themself' about Chicago hotdogs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              So direct your comments to those people - not to the Chicago Dog itself, which is a wonderful food item. You are excused from from consuming one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Actually, the Chicago dog is an inantimate object so it does not feel bad that it is so over-rated ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (I have seen posts about Chicago dogs on Chowhound that had the same point as what I have seen on television).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You have seen other peoples "opinions" but have you eaten one?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: cacruden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My opinion really has little to do with the actual Chicago Hotdog but with the over-the-top raving about Chicago Hotdogs. No food could live up to what is generally said about them. I really did not intend for my snarky, off-hand comment to generate much controversy, I just happen to believe they are over-rated, so much so that they could never live up to their billing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I never knew a hot dog could be an item of controversy! ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  John E, maybe you had one that wasn't made correctly? Or you just don't like the ingredients?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Of course, I realize you weren't directing your comments at me! But having lived in the Atlanta metro area for 10 years now, I really do miss my Chicago food. I have to admit, I rave about Italian Beef, too!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As long as I'm at it, there is no pizza more over-rated than New York pizza unless it is Chicago deep-dish pizza ; )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If I ever make it to Atlanta I will make a stop at The Varsity (which also may be over-rated) and if I get to Macon I'll make a stop at Nu-Way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Not sure I have eaten pizza in NY, I did have a craving for a Chicago style pizza last year (first time in 10 years) -- but Chicago style pizza is not that popular outside of Chicago area. I actually prefer a thin crust "italian style" pizza - fairly simple. One of my favourites is made with Cabrese Salami, mushrooms, some cheese (pizza is not cut - because they don't do that at this place because it is not american pizza).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: cacruden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That pizza looks really good. I hope you are not bothered by my recent posts. While I am a little annoyed by the raving, I am mostly being facetious with my comments here. I have been to Chicago a couple of times but if I ever get there again I will make an attempt to get to Pizzeria Uno. I was in college the last time I was in Chicago and back then the only real destination was the Billy Goat Tavern.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It would be hypocritical for me to be annoyed since I often annoy people with my writing style without even knowing it :o Of course I am not from Chicago - so I would not take it personally (lived in Chicago for 6 months, and "out of Chicago" for 3 years)..... Now if you insulted Toronto Hot Dogs, or Toronto pizza - that might be a different story :o Or worse yet, if you insult Thai food - you would be dead to me :o

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh, John, don't even bother with the Varsity. Unless you've been born and raised in the Atlanta area, this is the not a good example of yummy hot dogs. The Varsity is all about the nostalgia, not about flavor or taste.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        However, the grilled pimento cheese sandwiches are worth the trip!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm not surprised to hear your comments about the Varsity. There are a few places in Minnesota that attract people because of nostalgia rather than good food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There are a few of us roaming these threads. I'm sure you could come up with a couple of restaurants that qualify to my above posts, but then again the mods probably would frown on a thread going so far astray. (The place I was subtly referring to in the above post specializes in breakfast, particularly big caramel rolls to the travelers on I-35 driving to Duluth).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How about the Lexington in St. Paul? GREAT regional food and all the nostalgia you could ever hope for. My Grandpa's favorite booth was #5 and if he couldn't get it he'd change the reservation to another night. But oh, that chicken pie, that Walleye, the Prime Rib....nothing fancy, but the food has always been delicious, well-prepared and right to the point.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Lexington has been sold 3 times in 5 years and I'm told the food is now close to how good it was in the old days. My original reference was about over-rated foods and over-rated restaurants more recently. I would not put The Lexington into that category anymore.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just curious, why was booth #5 so special to him? Was it the waiter/waitress,view or what? Sorry, I get stuck on trivial things sometime.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: cstout

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oh, goodness, don't be afraid to ask! #5 is sort of "the place everyone wants to be," and my Grandpa was hugely socially concious. He wanted to see who was coming in so that he could get up and schmooze with them at the bar. The rest of the family would wait for him and wait for the food to be served and we could hear his voice, and his laugh, all the way at the table. He was never gone for long; he just loved people. Aw I miss him.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Actually, I was referring to the legend of the origins of the Chicago style dog being a depression era food (which should be appropriate for now), where you could not afford "real meat" so you would get processed hot dog meat and then top it with whatever is available (except ketchup). Nowadays - hot dogs are no longer cheap and the quality of them is likely considerably less. I actually like Chicago style dogs, but then I like all the ingredients individually as well. I find the sport pepper to be a little light in heat though so I might replace it with something with a wee bit more kick or add in sriracha sauce which is available on some carts in Toronto :p.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. A tomato sandwich!!!! Toasted martin's potato bread, a thick smear of Hellman's mayo, fresh sliced tomatoes from my aero garden (yayyy!!), sea salt, and pepper. And a steaming cup of coffee using my beans from CR. Best breakfast I've had in a while.... so good.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: kubasd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              a leftover chocolate chip oatmeal pancake eaten cold, while driving to work with a cup of coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: kubasd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That sandwich sounds just so simply delicious. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Whole wheat (real, 100%) toast with crunchy peanut butter, an apple-pear-mango-chia smoothie, and an onion-mushroom-tomato-spinach omelet, and hot black tea.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. 1/2 grapefruit; egg and cheese (white American) on 1/2 croissant. Apple juice, ice water, coke and 2 cups of coffee black. I wake up thirsty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Too early for breakfast yet this morning, but yesterday it was pancakes, maple drizzled snausages and some fruit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Happy Sunday, all! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. A small six ounce glass of vegetable juice, tall glass of water, cup of hot black tea, vitamin, one aspirin, fried red potato smoked salmon hash, and a home-made breakfast burrito.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Salmon hash includes: one medium red potato cut in pieces steamed then browned in bacon grease. Add an equal part of smoked salmon with skin removed cut in chunks. Top with generous portion of flavored sour cream made with fine cut fresh chives more tasty by a few drops of Colgin brand liquid Mesquite smoke. I used Daisy-brand sour cream made only with cultured cream that tastes better compared to most others thickened with corn starch, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Breakfast burrito made of: two 2" round frozen sausage patties heated then cut up (I rotate various sausage, bacon, ham, ... ), one egg fried in bacon grease (yolk broke mixed into whites flipped sliced in strips), with grated sharp cheddar cheese this time, pinch of kosher less salty while big flakes, bit of fresh ground black pepper, and few spoons of home made salsa. Rolled in a Calidad-brand soft flour taco tortilla warmed by pre-heated cast iron until air expands making tortilla bubbles flexible soft not cooked until crispy (crepe texture this way I get a pack of 30 for $3 at Winco or Grocery Outlet).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Salsa is: canned whole 28oz tomatoes pulsed in a blender with juice to desired chunkiness, chopped Bermuda red onion, habanero hot chili powder, smoky paprika, fresh lime juice, cumin, fresh cilantro because like, touch of vinegar, a little dash of sugar, enough fine cubes of serrano chilies knife-cut small for desired heat, season to taste. I add another layer of flavor with my own grind of 11 hot peppers some smoked dry. Let sit then taste. Add sweet if too hot. Add hot if too sweet. Often best after resting at least 24 hours to mingle. Is best with no added salt as a general rule as find the vegetables will stay fresher longer so seems to keep better without salt. While does not last long here. Taste and tune as mingles if needed. Great addition on all kinds of mexican food, egg dishes, salads, burgers, dogs, and even soups.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Now making a favorite Mexican meat stew to use up remaining salsa. Slow cooked steamed all day until tender and tasty. For dinner tonight and fast meals this week. Started with several pounds of on sale beef roast trimmed then cut into bite-size pieces. Browned outside in a little bacon grease. Added fine chopped red onion, fresh garlic, local honey, salsa, and one small can chipotle peppers the adobo sauce. Is transforming into bubbly goodness now by a lid-on low simmer. If take lid off would reduce, concentrate, and thicken. If too thick can add a little water to thin. Good alone in a bowl. Very nice over long grain brown rice, noodles, with / on salad, or with potatoes. Thick so more concentrated makes most heavenly beef burritos. Also use other meats like boneless skinless chicken breast, ground beef, and pork loin or even mix meats. Will eat all desire today. Let cool to almost room temp then roll extra stew meat in tortillas then rolled in non-BPA Saran plastic wrap put in non-BPA Ziploc gallon freezer bags. When cook go big to make time later. Frozen burritos with beans or chili also taste great weeks later this way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      About bacon if use. Never heat bacon fat above its 370 degree Fahrenheit. Is bacon fat's smoke point. Where it burns. Staying below that, I cook bacon in the oven set at 330 for 20-35 minutes depending on thickness combined with desired doneness. Drain mine on extra brown paper grocery bags. Can save bacon grease in a pint canning jar in fridge hand washed in hot water with soap between use. I like thick, drained, refrigerated and kept in the fridge to use for the next several days. If crave a BLT sandwich, wrap, or flat bread pizza. Maybe sprinkle a few tasty textured salty bits to top a salad, soup, potato dish, or something. Liquid smoke mentioned above is a great tasting simple to use substitute for bacon flavor in some soups, sauces, dips, and dressings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Enjoy your day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Sunday breakfast: a 3 egg (from the farmer's market) omelet with mushrooms, red pepper, white american cheese and shredded colby. Sourdough (from the farmer's market) toast. Turkey bacon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Homemade pear jam. OJ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Then four hours in the garden finishing up building the last raised bed and planting it full of tomato plants for canning later in the summer. Hopefully I burned off all those breakfast calories!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The nice thing about sending hubby to the Saturday morning farmer's market is that he just gets whatever looks good and doesn't worry about the cost. I am not a good impulse shopper, so he gets better goodies than I do!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have a huge box of Bisquick that I'm trying to use up so I had 2 pancakes with a little maple syrup. Inwasntvfeeling well Frday night r yesterday so two were enough. And they just hit the spot. Oh, and several cups of diet Pepsi on ice!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. This Sunday, around noon, while laying around, watching movies, still in my robe, I decided to go with a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I toasted a sandwich bun, fried up some thick slices of bacon, fried the egg over easy in the bacon fat. Put it all between the toasted bun with a slice of provolone, a couple shakes of Franks, and it was a delicious meal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I love egg sandwiches.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. A recent visit to my Dr. scared the BeJesus out of me, so I'm now into a "health" breakfast that is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            so boring I could cry. 6 oz. Almond milk; 2 oz Fage 2% yoghurt; 1 1/2 c some kind of berry (lately has been strawberries that I picked) ; and 1/4 C. protein powder all powered in a blender to make (I hate this word) a "Smoothie". Ick and sob. I WANT a "mexican breakfast of Migas, peppers, bacon, hash browns; a flour tortilla the size of a semi's hubcap, 11 cups of strong coffee with splenda and crema and a soft-serve ice cream. Please, someone, come to my aid.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Today DH and I went to Chinatown, so breakfast was roast pork over rice and a coconut bun (gai may bao). Topped off with "bakery coffee".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Chobani plain yogurt with Cascadia Farms Oats and Honey granola and sweetened with a big of wildflower honey. After church we went to a French bakery (Josef's in St. Clair Shores, MI) and I had a cheese Danish.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Haven't read the thread yet, but we had pho.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. general tsos, chicken and artichoke flatbread, and a turkey reuben. plus a mini cupcake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    was a food festival in our town today... so a small tapas sampler from several places replaced a real breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Smoked kielbasa simmered w/ sauerkraut (both from my German butcher) and potatoes, with a couple of bay leaves, sprinkling of sea salt and a decent splash of fermented rice wine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. TwoScottish oatcakes with butter and raspberry jam and a large mug of coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Today, I ate a very popular dish here (Neua = Beef; Gai = Chicken; Mu - Pork; Gung = Shrimp):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pat Grapow Neua Sai Kai Daow (Stir Fried Beef and Holy Basil [with chilies]) [Pat = Stir-Fried, Grapow = Holy Basil)..... it is a very simple dish but one I very much like. Most Thais will order "Sai Kai Daow" which means with a fried egg.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: cacruden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Really enjoying the lessons in Thai. Keep 'em coming! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That looks absolutely fantastic. I'd like to live where you do!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: linguafood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yeah, I feel the same way from a culinary point of view. I'm too much a Fla boy but it is a culinary waste land at times.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Wanted to make a SPAM sandwich, but was foiled by lack of both bread and SPAM. Had to settle for Korean knock-off SPAM, fried up with some yellow mustard and eaten with knife and fork.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: RealMenJulienne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                What is this Korean knock off SPAM of which you speak, RMJ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sorry, the label only has Korean writing on it so I don't know what it is. Compared to SPAM it's half the size and twice as salty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. A little surprised that I see no fried bologna breakfasts on here :p I guess not a single Newfie on chowhound :o

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: cacruden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The last time I used the term "Newfie" on a forum, years ago, the resident "expert" on that forum who happened to be from (and living in) St John's, NL, got VERY VERY upset and raked me over the coals, upbraiding me for casting such evil slurs upon folks by calling them dogs. Whoa. Touchy he was. I guess you must have privileges so that you can use that term? :-P :-D Or CH is not so "sensitive" which is all to the good. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have proud newfie family members ;o Never heard of it being a slur, but maybe mainlander influence has created a mutant form of newfoundlander that is gone over the deep end of being all "PC" where it is not considered inclusive enough since you cannot become one by moving there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. 100% whole grain 5 Grain Cereal, added Cranberries and Milk. Nuked 3 minutes! That should keep me going to noon time! :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Chocolate Royale Slim-Fast shake, black coffee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Poached egg, whole wheat English muffin, avocado, cheese, tomato. Hot black tea.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Today I had a muffin and a banana. I usually have some combination of a banana, yogurt, and a muffin, meaning I eat two out of the three depending on the ripeness of the bananas on hand, the variety of muffins on hand, and the flavor of yogurt on hand. It really sounds more complicated than it is. I can almost always make these decisions in under ten minutes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A handful if dry Kix cereal and a cup of diet coke over ice. Waited till lunch and had half a tuna melt with more diet coke over ice. And a sliver of marble cake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: John E.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I totally believe that's, like, a 2 second decision that takes way longer to type than it does to make. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: cacruden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I am totally digging how you roll...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Leftover rice cooked/boiled w/ cardamom pods, dried basil, whole (shelled) raw pistachio nuts, whole black peppercorns, bay leaves, sea salt, olive oil...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with freshly scrambled eggs a la huiray (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5799...).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Plus leftover chicken thighs (chopped up) and chiffonaded cabbage soup (w/ smashed fresh garlic too), fresh cabbage added and simmered...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. I usually only do either breakfast or lunch, not both. Today, it was breakfast: a corned beef sandwich on rye with some spicy brown mustard.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It was supposed to be lunch yesterday, but I forgot it. Since I also skipped dinner yesterday, I absolutely needed breakfast. Just pulled it out of the fridge, and ... divine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Leftover tuna and noodle casserole. You asked. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. A redux of last night's Red Wine & Balsamic Braised Short Ribs W. Polenta dinner care of The Man, minus the short ribs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A sunny side up egg served over some the the leftover polenta, revived with a little milk and a few minutes on the stove, as well as the rich braising liquid, also warmed up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Topped with some fresh thyme and grated parmesan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Happy Thursday, all. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh my...saliva increased 100X with those pics..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Anson Mills oatmeal with milk and sugar. Wheat toast with raspberry preserves. Whole foods coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Blueberry Yogurt "Buttermilk" Pancakes so named because I use yogurt, a staple in my fridge, to tenderize the batter in lieu of buttermilk, which is not a staple in my fridge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I hope y'all are having a lovely Friday so far. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Two mini chocolate chip cookies, a couple of Entenmanns devils food popems, and a bug cup of Diet Vernor's ginger soda over ice. I promised myself that I would do better tomorrow! :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've recently added powdered buttermilk to my pantry. Love it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Leftover home-made Hot & Sour Soup.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Leftover chicken thigh meat (deboned, sliced-up) stir-fried in rendered chicken fat and chopped Chinese celery; with boiled Basmati rice.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (and fried chicken skin - from the thighs - fried separately in the chicken fat; chomped on delightedly)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. The other half of the red pepper jelly, cheddar and granny smith apple panino I had for lunch yesterday- yummy and a nice a change from my Oikos key lime greek yogurt and Back to Nature oat graham cracker rut

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. an old childhood favorite. Pita bread with munster cheese toasted in the toaster oven until the cheese melts and the bread is crackly

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: scubadoo97

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Simple and delicious, scuba! I like using pita as a quick pizza crust, too. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. coffee and a baked oatmeal square containing peaches, bananas and raspberries, with just a little maple syrup on top. tasty and quick.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have some little flatbreads, this weekend I'm going to make breakfast pizzas.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: jujuthomas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Did you make the flatbreads? What is going to be on your breakfast pizza?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the flatbreads are by La Tortilla factory - low fat, high fiber (2 points if you're on weight watchers, which I am). I haven't tried these before, I think they're new.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm still debating about the ingredients for my pizza, I found a new soy cheese this week, so that will definately be on there. I'm partial to scrambled eggs and sausage on my breakfast pizza... or bacon. very tempted by someones pizza upthread where they cracked the eggs right on top. I've never tried that. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Curried chicken portobello mushroom hash with baby peas under two poached eggs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. From scratch buttermilk drop biscuits with unsalted butter, strawberry jam and a steaming mug of espresso! I ate 'em all. I have no shame .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That sounds like a perfect breakfast. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: Caroline1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          sounds delightful. I love strawberry jam on hot biscuits!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. this morning we had an omelet with sliced and browned baby crimini mushrooms and left over roasted brussels sprouts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Yong Tau Foo, poached in chicken broth.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chinese Okra & Shanghai Choy Sum in the broth after poaching the YTF.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kokita Sambal Bangkok.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. 1/3 of a warmed Costco rotisserie chicken

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Big salad, with Romaine lettuce, mushrooms, anchovy paste, tomatoes & Newman's Own creamy Ceasar dressing & 2 cups of coffee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Fried egg and white American on a fresh croissant. Bowl of mixed fruit (pineapple, canteloupe, grapes . . . yes I pay extra for others to prep my fruit . . . . hang my head in shame :(

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. i RELENTED AND HAD A DAMN BISCUIT AND GRAVY (sorry about the caps lock). And a sausage that I dragged through the gravy. It was so good- hadn't had that in the better part of a year.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: EWSflash

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I also had a Damn Biscuit. With sausage and tomato gravy, cheese eggs and some banana/strawberry mix, while working at our Master Gardener annual plant sale this morning. Then had a sausage-cheese egg biscuit for lunch that they had made up with the leftovers from breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      One of our MGs makes the absolute best tomato gravy and his scrambled eggs/ cheese eggs are the most delicious and the most perfect texture of any I have ever eaten. I told his wife I'd marry him for his eggs, that's how good they are.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Some things you just don't make at home when you know someone who does it perfectly. He did tell me that the tomato gravy is canned tomatoes added to his regular (homemade) sausage gravy. When he was telling me how to make it, I told him no, I only want to eat his, I don't want to make my own because it would never be as good.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      One great thing about gardeners is that so many of them are also talented cooks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: jmcarthur8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sausage & tomato gravy, now you go right back to back to that man & tell him you have reconsidered & you can not possibly live without that tomato gravy reciipe any longer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have been searching for years for that elusive lavor in tomato gravy & whenever I hear someone speaking about it, I go crazy. Please, please get the recipe!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: cstout

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Hanging head in shame) Yes, ma'am.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I will report back when I have the recipe!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Fried rice with sliced [but unsmashed] garlic, sliced chicken [premarinated in sesame oil & light soy sauce], celery [destringed & cut on the bias] and Thai basil [loads; trimmed, tender stems included].

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. A fat pile of lox on a slice of deutsches Vollkornbrot with herbed cream cheese, mustard and capers, plus a bowl of blueberries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. 2.5 strips of Kunzler's thick-sliced bacon & two fried eggs. Salty grease is the way to go @casa lingua.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Oatmeal pancakes with yogurt and mango/rhubarb sauce.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: magiesmom

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              what exactly is an oatmeal pancake? do you add oats to batter or are they the base?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Pork hock - stewed/braised w/ bamboo shoots, very generous amount of sliced fresh ginger, star anise, preserved wet bean curd in rice wine (fu yee), a few bay leaves, sea salt, soy sauce, rice vinegar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Served over boiled/steamed white rice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. For Mother's day brunch I made my wife a mushroom and corn frittata, scented with thyme and flavored with Gruyere and Jarlsberg cheese. A side of fresh sliced tomatoes and lightly cooked snowpeas

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Today, leftover chocolate chip banana bread and English breakfast tea. Twas a lazy Sunday morning and unfortunately was not able to visit my mama, as she lives a 5-hour drive away and I had to work this weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For tomorrow -- I do have some Liberte yogurt in the fridge that needs eating, although I'm not usually a weekday breakfast person.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Due to an attack of insomnia, I'm eating First Breakfast of the day, consisting of some warm milk with honey and a wheat tortilla with sharp cheddar. When I hopefully sleep that off, I have plans w/ a girlfriend to go get green chile and pepper Jack omelettes w/ a side of Chorizo. Add a big fresh OJ for me and probably some coffee, and that should definitely do till dinner.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mamachef, glad I saw you here. Wanted to thank you for telling me how to bake a potato- rub all over with olive oil & then rub sea salt on & bake in oven. I had one cold one left over, sliced it very thin, browned it in a hot skillet with a little olive oil & then added soft scrambled eggs & chopped green onion for breakfast. Oh yes, I left the skin on, most delicious. Did not know baking this way would make such a difference in taste, but it sure does.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I think someone else mentioned this to me also & I thank both of you!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: cstout

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You're more than welcome, c. You know that's how we do it here. :: )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Breakfast sounds great. Another goodie is to make 4 large ones extra, and the next morning dice them into 1" cubes., put in large bowl, and toss with diced red onions, crumbled feta, halved cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives. Salt and pepper to taste, and dress with good olive oil and the vinegar of your choice. -- if you like oregano, toss in a T. or so of fresh minced.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It's the skins left on that makes this salad, but do be really careful about adding, because the Feta is salty too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. This is a GREAT thread!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Coffee, toast with Nutella, Morningstar sausage patty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. along with daily French pressed coffee, I had a broken fried egg rolled into a cone on a half of a flour tortilla with lettuce, tomato and avocado.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Nong Shim Spicy Shrimp Bowl Noodle Soup. Trying this version for the first time, it wasn't very good to me. I won't be buying this one again.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh, I've tried those, Huiray. The spicy chicken isn't bad, but then again it's not good. (Perhaps I need to raise the bar - things in my life tend to follow that pattern... : )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Anyhoo, speaking of the noodles, texturally they're not bad at all. It's my go-to if I have absolutely no other alternative - like, my car's blocked by 2 garbage trucks at the 7-11 and I have only 20 minutes for lunch. : )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heh. I hear ya.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As far as those various Nong Shim Bowls go, I actually kind-of like the classic kimchi version - but boy, what a salt bomb it is if one uses the whole seasoning packet. (But it's baaad salty tasty when one is in the mood!!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I like the kimchi bowl, too. But I don't add the whole packet. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I tried the spicy chicken bowl today for b'fast. Not bad. Better than the spicy shrimp.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Today I had 3 mini-muffins I baked last night (ok, from a mix, but it was Hodgson Mills' organic!), they were blueberry with flaxseed. They were *just* this side of being edible and not like eating sawdust. I made them for my toddler's lunches but I'm not sure he's going to want them unless I cut them in half and slather them with butter and jam. Hmm, now there's an idea.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: rockandroller1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hodgson Mills - been eyeing those for quite some time, along with some other healthy mixes & you just pushed me back off the fence. I have never had luck with any of the boxed mixes, but the buzz word is "organic" & I think, "well maybe this time it will taste good." Hate to say it, but you saved me a few bucks, so sorry you were the guinea pig in this.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maybe you could find a mix of some sort on or ask a fellow chowhound to contribute theirs & then you could have something good to mix up quickly for you & the little one. Good luck!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Cornflakes, cold skimmed milk, glass apple & ginger juice.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Right this second I'm working my way through a cup of Major Dickason's blend coffee with heavy cream and sugar. I'm also enjoying a nice, tasteful cigarette and waiting for some Tylenol to work. When it does work, I plan on eating some nice crispy corned beef hash, two poached eggs, and a buttered English muffin. I think it will be grapefruit juice this morning, or maybe pineapple-orange. And of course more coffee. There must always be more coffee, and more after that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        i'll try to ignore the part about the cigarette (ahem). if you think Major Dickason is good, you should try their Aged Sumatra - it'll blow your mind.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          <Cringe> Dammit!! Soooo BUSTED!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have had that blend - so deep and yummy. The Major's my go-to, AP coffee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Still cringing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We've really been enjoying their 2012 Anniversary blend while its available. Dh's fave is Maj Dickason tho. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I vicariously enjoyed that nice, tasteful puff with you Mama. I do so miss that coffee/cigarette thing in the morning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. today, i had leftover black eyed peas with some organic yellow corn tortilla chips from trader joe's (which are actually growing on me, because they are not as salty as one expects), followed with a chaser of ferrara pan original boston baked beans candy. <ha, as i was shaking the box, my cat thought it was her food, then was very disappointed.>.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          i think i have to atone for all this by eating a greek salad for lunch. maybe with some gyro meat (thanks to a recent post from davwud).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Leftover angel hair with chicken ragu from the weekend...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Happy Tuesday, all. :)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: inaplasticcup

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I spent the last week in Brooklyn (I live in Los Angeles) and had a veggie and cheese omelet with hash browns and diet coe every morning at a little hole in the wall diner that hasn't changed it's decor or menu since I was first there in 1987 when I was very young. It's always crowded and the food fresh. I sure miss NY!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Miri1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Love that, Miri1!! "hasn't changed its' decor or menu..." - my kinda place.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Being left with several cups of Jasmine rice from last night, and not being of a mind that allows me to comfortably waste even the most basic of foodstuffs (to do that I have to purposely shove it to the back of the fridge to grow....stuffff on it...), I sauteed two strips bacon with some garlic and onion and then scrambled it with two eggs and mixed it all into the rice that I'd given a brief turn in the skillet with a tot of sesame oil. Insta-fried rice. Not as vegetal-full as a planned recipe, but with my omnipresent Pepsi over crushed, a very very fine substitute.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Now, onto my incredibly horrible "Pepsi in the morning" habit, greatly frowned upon by everyone in my life......

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not by me . . . I too start my day with Pepsi, followed by coffee. Need to have both cold and hot caffeine in the morning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kindred spirits. No secret there. : ) I do coffee very early on - like, within 5 minutes of waking up and finding the kitchen again - have to feed the cats first, of course - but oh, that first hot slug of creamy sweet extremely strong caffeinated goodness....
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anyway, my point was that I have to have the coffee first, so I can get on with the heavy-duty shit, like powering up the 'puter and washing my face. And then, like an hour later, I'm primed for the bubbly, jaw clenching deliciousness, that icy-cold cola goodness.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yay us. : )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I'm a bad person . . . my cats don't get their food until I'm fully caffeinated ;)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My husband and I are much worse....we like to say, "Who in the world would FEED a CAT?"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      -the dog people

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh, so YOU"RE the one who's doing it!!! :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HEY, I feed my cat before I feed myself. :-D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yup, you gotta feed them to shut them up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                There's actually a reason. I'm the proud owner of The Amazing MomKat, who developed a habit of noodging her way into my bedroom at 5 a.m. on a daily basis, and jumping on my head. It was really messing with me, and she could get in no matter what I used to wedge the door shut. I finally installed a fisheye lock - I'm being serious here -and now she lies outside the bedroom door in silent wait. As soon as I get up, she's winding around my ankles and purring and "escorting" me to the kitchen - and I feed her first to get her the hell off my freakin' back so I can get mine.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fully caffeinated...absolute first step to accomplish in the morning....have been known to just put the un opened can of food in the bowl, put oatmeal in the drip coffee pot & sit there in a stupor. Learned since then to NOT tackle anything except putting the coffee on...anything else attempted would only result in a disaster.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: cstout

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes, I have my cold caffeine while my hot caffeine brews. After both forms have been consumed then, and only then, does the day begin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That fried rice sounds just fine by me. :-)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It totally hit the spot, huiray. I think impromptu meals like that are the main reason I keep eggs and bacon around at ALL times.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mama chef, I don't think they've changed the prices, either! :). Certainly cot complaining!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This morning I had cookies. I was baking for my friend's engagement party which was cancelled, as was her engagement. Thank G-d! Most stuff is in the freezer for another time but last night I made these pumpkin oatmeal cookies...which were breakfast today. With diet root beer straight out of the 0 oz bottle. Too damn lazy to bother with a glass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oh, and a handful of Pringes. Because they were there.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Miri1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I love this thread. I truly enjoy people honestly reporting how they start their day. We are so similar and dissimilar, but we do seem to find the commonalities. Oh Happy Day. : )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yeah, the honesty on these threads sure is refreshing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. I had plain greek yogurt, granola, and an apple.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Fruit--canteloupe, pineapple and honeydew chunks with grapes (yes, yesterday I did pay the premium for the store-chopped fresh fruit mix). Fried egg, crispy bacon and sharp provolone wrap. Pepsi, black coffee, ice water.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. The cats having been duly fed, I am presently working on "firstmeal," the coffee portion of the morning. Today, it's extra-strong Bustelo Cafe, made half-and-half with steamed whole milk. This lovely concoction is goin' down the hatch with half a bran muffin from a gargantuan batch of batter that I turned out and which reportedly will just hang out sulking in the fridge until I can get it fully used up. We'll see. I'm a little sick of these things already and may have to make a batch for neighbor gifts, and then they can be the ones who are sick of them. ; )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday morning....Coffee with Mrs. Phreddy, then scrambled with swiss & bacon...picked up fresh baguette and two croisants...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. On to Real Breakfast, which today consisisted of a Pepsi, naturally, accompanied by a spinach and feta omelet, side of merguez sausage, sliced tomatoes, and levain with unsalted butter and apricot preserves. I think I better take a walk around the neighborhood and work some of this off, plus and which there are a buttload of garage sales, and I'm just freaky about loving other people's junk. Ah, a good morning plan. I hope everyone here has a great, safe weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Peet's aged sumatra with heavy cream, full-fat Greek yogurt with organic blueberries, and a few macadamia nuts.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. The remainder of the mixed fresh fruit from yesterday. a pumpernickel bagel with nova salmon and fresh dill from the garden. Coffee, Pepsi, ice water. And to make Mamachef not cringe, a Marlboro Light (I don't usually include that fact as it's not really food; but it does complete the meal).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Opened the sliding door to let the cats out on the screened in porch and then forgot to feed them. They starved until noon (but were so happy outside watching the squirrels and birds, they didn't seem to mind).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have noticed Pepsi being mentioned somewhat frequently here as breakfast food. Is this common? Is it regional?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: sandylc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I don't think it's regional, as I know some of the posters who mention it are left coast and I am right coast. I wouldn't even say generational as I have friends whose parents (70s-80s) include it. I don't even think it's genetic as my sisters are morning tea drinkers, my parents were morning OJ/coffee people. I suspect it's a matter of non-morning people who need lots of caffeine and sugar to get started, but dislike the taste of coffee with sugar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Green chile pork burrito at Roberto's.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Iced coffee, croissant with membrillo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. A smoothie morning or cleaning out the fridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mango, banana, cantaloupe, avocado and blueberries.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: scubadoo97

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ravenous this morning. Started with det ginger ake over ice. Then pineapple chunks and sliced oranges and grapefruit with large curd cottage cheese. And a Chobani peach yogurt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I also put some cheese on leftover challah and baked it the oven. Forgot about it so it got a little extra toasty. But damn, it was good!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Plus more ginger ale over ice. And I ate the ice, too! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Thanks for starting this thread Miri1. It has become my new favorite - there is something fascinating about how people start their day.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Any chance that it can be a series like they do on the HC board w/ the “What’s for Dinner” threads? They start a new thread after 300 posts, I think

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Anywho, for breakfast today I had coffee w/1/2&1/2, about 3/4 of a Fage 2% plain yogurt (the dog gets the other 1/4 with his kibble); a cup of Trader Joes fiber cereal and a banana.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Yesterday was steamed broccoli sautéed in a bit of butter with garlic and a piece of grilled chicken.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          And about 6 cups of water – every morning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Huuuuuuge homemade brunch today because I was just starving. Sourdough French toast, butter and maple syrup, 4 bacon strips done nice and crispy, hashbrowns (Shredded. They must always be shredded) that came out nice and crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and two poached eggs on top of the potatoes. Mixed blood oj and pineapple juice, and strong Cafe Bustelo with steamed milk - nothing better. Great start to a great day. At least, once I could move it was. : )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Y'know, I haven't had one of these in a long while. Bacon & eggs & other fixings, that is. Sausages too, maybe. Yum, burp. I tend to skip the bread/toast (not much of a bread eater) but might go for fresh baguette pieces. Pan-fried tomato halves, sautéed mushrooms, pan-fried potatoes; plus some sort of other veggie - sautéed zucchini or asparagus, e.g. (I'll skip the haddock or kippers and black pudding. :-) )

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: huiray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ooooooh ooh ooh - a fry-up!! My alltime favorite brekkie, and yes I like mine with baked beans, too. Tell you what. We'll both skip the fishies, and I can have your black pudding and you can have my orange garnish, how's that? :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Because we have been making ice cream during the last week we had about ten egg whites in the refrigerator. Since I'm not a big baker and angel food cake isn't a favorite either, I added three whole eggs and made a big mess 'o lightly scrambled eggs. We also had sausage patties. Someone forgot to get bread out of the freezer so we didn't even have toast. We did however have watermelon and strawberries. (Never again am I going to buy a watermelon in May. It just wasn't the same ripeness or 'watermeloniness' as an August or September watermelon).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Pepsi, coffee, ice water, canteloupe and a slice of marble cake my sister had left at my house the other day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: gaffk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Uhh...care to explicate the sequence/method of "Pepsi, coffee, ice water" ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (i took specific notice of the post because my Mom does that, and i was surprised to see that some of my fellow Hounds do as well.)